Addictions

I offer counseling services for the following behavioral addictions and impulsive control disorders:

  • Food
  • Gambling
  • Internet
  • Pornography
  • Sex
  • Video games

Behavior addiction is a severe mental health condition where a person engages in a behavior repeatedly. They simply cannot resist the impulse and engage in the behavior over and over. Behavioral addictions and impulsive control disorders trigger the release of dopamine which causes feelings of pleasure.

If you are struggling with a behavioral addiction, I will work with you to examine the unhealthy behaviors. Although your addiction may seem uncontrollable, treatment options are available. Therapy sessions can help you understand your thoughts and feelings to identify the emotional issues and underlying causes of your addiction.  We will focus on the motivation behind the behavior to help you recognize potential triggers and learn healthier coping skills.